From: Sara Lennox <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: NEH Summer Institute UMass Summer 2005

Dear Colleagues,
 
         We invite you to apply for admission to what we hope will be a quite splendid NEH Summer Institute on "German and European Studies in the U.S.--Changing World, Shifting Narratives," to be hosted by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, from July 6-August 2, 2005.  Twenty-five faculty members at U.S. colleges and university will receive an NEH stipend of $3,000 to participate in discussions of the following issues:
      *      Transatlantic agendas in contemporary history and a ãnew European historiographyä
       *     Film and history / Film as history / Film history
      *      International /interdisciplinary influence of feminism on German Studies
      *       Race, ethnicity and colonial / postcolonial discourse:  Germany in a globalizing context
     
Keynote Speakers will be Konrad Jarausch, University of North Carolina / Zentrum fuer Zeithistorische Forchung, Potsdam; Katie Trumpener, Yale University; Patricia Herminghouse, University of Rochester; and Tina Campt, Duke University;
 
Resident Faculty are Sky Arndt-Briggs, Barton Byg, and Sara Lennox ö University of Massachusetts Amherst; Patricia Herminghouse, University of Rochester; Thomas Lindenberger, Center for Contemporary Historical Research Potsdam (ZZF).
 
Guest Scholars from the UMass / ZZF exchange in German cultural history 2001-2005, and from the research project ãBlack Europe: The Forgotten History of a Continentä (Univeristy of Mainz / UMass Amherst) will also contribute to the discussions. 
 
The flyer below will tell you more about the seminar.  The application deadline is March 1, 2005.  For further information and application materials, please contact Barton Byg at [log in to unmask]



 

University of Massachusetts Amherst
NEH SUMMER INSTITUTE
6 July - 2 August 2005

German & European
Studies in the U.S.
-  Changing World, Shifting Narratives


Recent historic developments - the creation of the European Union, the end of the Cold War, and events since 9/11 - have transformed Europe and Germany and their relation to the U.S. Our NEH Summer Institute will examine how these changes have challenged the unique transatlantic cultural connections of past decades, as well as the asymmetrical historical narratives that have been presumed by disciplines closely associated with German studies in the U.S.
      
Participants, faculty and guest speakers will include German and U.S. scholars at varied stages in their careers. We will reflect as a group on the intellectual history of German studies in the U.S., assess its current transnational dynamics, and ask how differing contemporary experience and disciplinary narratives equip German and U.S. scholars for creative, informed and relevant study of Europe. The program will be conducted in English.


One week will be devoted to each of four areas, exploring how discourse in each discipline relates to the National Socialist past, Cold War divisions, German reunification after 1989, and the post-9/11 present. The four topic areas are:
Transatlantic agendas in contemporary history and a "new European historiography"
Film and history / Film as history / Film history
International / interdisciplinary influence of feminism on German studies
Race, ethnicity and colonial / postcolonial discourse: Germany in a globalizing context.

Keynote Speakers: Konrad Jarausch, University of North Carolina / ZZF Potsdam; Katie Trumpener, Yale University; Patricia Herminghouse, University of Rochester; Tina Campt, Duke University.

Resident Faculty: Sky Arndt-Briggs, Barton Byg, and Sara Lennox - University of Massachusetts Amherst; Patricia Herminghouse, University of Rochester; Thomas Lindenberger, Center for Contemporary Historical Research Potsdam (ZZF).

Guest Scholars: from the UMass / ZZF exchange in German cultural history 2001-2005, and from the research project "Black Europe: The Forgotten History of a Continent" (University of Mainz / UMass Amherst).

Applications: Twenty-five U.S. college and university teachers will be offered an NEH stipend of $3,000 for expenses. Application deadline is March 1, 2005 (postmark). In addition to those whose fields are history or German cultural studies, we welcome applicants from other fields where transatlantic interactions and a focus on Germany and Europe could be productive, such as art history, women's studies, African-American studies, or the various social sciences. 
 For information and applications contact:

Barton Byg
Germanic Languages and Literatures, Herter Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003
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    413/545-6671       www.umass.edu/germanic/neh2005
 
 



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